MHSA has released the Winter 2017 edition of The North Star! Read the newsletter online, and contact MHSA at 617-367-6447 if you would like to be added to our mailing list for future newsletters.
Join MHSA member agency Our Father’s House for their Annual Benefit Concert on Saturday, April 1 at 8 p.m. in Fitchburg, featuring 1964 The Tribute. We encourage you to share this opportunity with your networks. Thank you for your assistance!
Beacon Lens, the blog from Beacon Health Options, has published “Ending homelessness: A year-round job” by Erin Donohue, one of the unsung heroes of ending homelessness in Massachusetts. MHSA is grateful to Beacon Health Options for their collaboration in CSPECH. Read the full article.
DigBoston has published “The Outsiders: For Homeless LGBTQ Youth in Greater Boston, There Are No Safe Spaces” by Mike DeSocio. MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn is quoted in this article on the realities of LGBTQ youth homelessness, as told from the perspective of a young adult currently experiencing homelessness. Read the full article.
Today, The Boston Globe published “An innovative, practical solution for preserving the health and well-being of the homeless,” an op-ed by Lyndia Downie of MHSA member agency Pine Street Inn, Secretary Marylou Sudders of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and Audrey Shelto of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts Foundation. The article…
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation Highlights Cost Reductions Associated With CSPECH
The Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI), a program of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, is releasing a new report authored by Thomas Byrne and George Smart that presents the results of a study analyzing the impact of the Community Support Program for People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness (CSPECH) on the utilization and cost of…
Co.Exist has published “If Housing Is The Cure For Homelessness, Doctors Should Be Able To Prescribe It,” an article by Eillie Anzilotti. The article demonstrates that the Housing First model works- but only with sufficient housing options. Read the full article.